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October 13, 2017


Friday the 13th is Lucky Day for MRH Teacher Suzanne Rosenthal

Suzanne Rosenthal teared up ever so slightly Friday night as she accepted the Mid County Chamber of Commerce's Educator of the Year award. 

Rosenthal, a kindergarten instructor at the MRH Early Childhood Center, attended the Chamber's annual awards banquet with her husband and parents. She was introduced to the packed room by MRH Superintendent of Schools Karen Hall.  

In nominating Rosenthal, her colleagues wrote that "Suzanne is a teacher who demonstrates a strong commitment to her students and parents.  She is calm, caring, and brings all of her experience and expertise to her daily work in the classroom. In 2008, her work on the Literacy Cadre as a reading specialist was crucial in developing a framework for Response to Intervention.  This foundational work served as the building blocks for our robust system of RTI supports for children.  Suzanne has continued to contribute to this work through her active participation during collaborative meetings. The group often benefits from her expertise and her thinking often influences instructional outcomes. Her commitment over her 16 years in the ECC community is unwavering and she deserves to be recognized for her consistent efforts."

Next up, Rosenthal will be honored as an Emerson Teacher of Excellence at a November ceremony in Clayton.

 Also honored at the 2017 Chamber of Commerce ceremony were Richmond Heights businessperson of the year Christy Byrd, Maplewood businessperson Dana Merritt, and citizen of the year Joellen Gamp McDonald.  

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.